Best Shopping In Culver City

August 16, 2016 12:58 PM

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(credit: HD Buttercup)


Culver City and the bustling Culver City Arts District has grown in popularity over the past several years as numerous restaurants, shops and high-end boutiques have opened in the area. With terrific contemporary art galleries, art studios, top restaurants, a weekly Farmer’s Market every Tuesday in the heart of downtown Culver City and an Expo Line stop, Culver City has become an on-the-rise neighborhood in Los Angeles. Looking for the best shops as you peruse this walkable area? We’ve got you covered.
(credit: HD Buttercup)

(credit: HD Buttercup)


HD Buttercup
3225 Helms Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 558-8900
www.hdbuttercup.com

HD Buttercup launched its first retail store in Culver City in 2005 in the famous Helms Bakery complex. Since then, the brand has expanded its footprint to Santa Monica, downtown Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and in Orange County. The brands flagship store is an incredible 100,000 square foot space with unique, diverse and design driven furniture, rugs and home accessories which are always available for purchase. As a go to place for those looking to furnish their home, HD Buttercup also has one of the largest assortment of designer rugs throughout California, and is a destination for some of the world’s most influential designers and creatives consumers. Find everything from beds, nightstands, chairs, tables and magazine holders to lamps, coffee tables and sofas. HD Buttercup is a staple of the area and a must visit.

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(credit: Eric Staudenmaier)


Velvet by Graham & Spencer
8840 Washington Blvd #103
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 752-1025
www.velvet-tees.com

Velvet by Graham & Spencer have had their design headquarters in Culver City for the last 10 years, so when the opportunity came to open up a boutique in the new Culver City’s Platform development, the decision was a no-brainer. The 670-square-foot space features a carefully curated selection of women and menswear including the brand’s must-have cult tees as well as art books, jewelry by DanniJo, Seoul Little and ILD and sunglasses from fashion favorites Etnia of Barcelona and Krewe.

(credit: Johnston Marklee)

(credit: Johnston Marklee)


Arcana: Books on the Arts
8675 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 458-1499
www.arcanabooks.com

As one of the world’s premier visual arts bookstores, Arcana: Books on the Arts specializes in an idiosyncratic selection of the coolest books and ephemera on photography, art, fashion, cinema, design and architecture. Beyond their stock of both print and new titles, the store focuses an emphasis on rare and collectible modern & contemporary art and photography and have over 100,000 books including interesting sections on 20th century fashion and fashion photography, African and African American art and artists, graffiti and urban art, tattooing, and surf and skate culture to name a few. The store opened in 1984, and since 2012 has been located in a beautiful Johnston Marklee-designed space within the Historic Helms Bakery in Culver City.

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(credit: Lana Sanders)


Magasin
8810 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(213) 458-8424
www.magasinthestore.com

Culver City’s new menswear concept store Magasin is located within the Platform building, which features a collection of the world’s most innovative stores housed in the Hayden Tract. The store, which strives to bring the most unique assortment of men’s clothing, shoes and accessories to Los Angeles area, features a simple concept: that men should feel comfortable to express themselves through their clothing, but still be at ease in any setting. Focusing on designers and artisan manufactures from Japan, Italy and the United States, the store finds special items which will help a man build his wardrobe over time. Only the finest materials and techniques are used in the manufacturing of the items sold at Magasin, and many of them are made exclusively for the store.

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(credit: Katie Gibbs)


Linda Farrow
8840 Washington Blvd #108
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 202-6401
www.lindafarrow.com

Iconic luxury optical brand Linda Farrow opened their first North American flagship store at Culver City’s Platform. Established in London in 1970, the Linda Farrow brand of luxury eyewear rose quickly to prominence amongst the world’s most stylish fashion influencers. In addition to its namesake label, Linda Farrow is renowned for its collaborations with many of the world’s most acclaimed designers including Dries Van Noten, Oscar de la Renta, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and The Row.

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(credit: Aesop)


Aesop
8850 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 256-2606
www.aesop.com

Aesop, a progressive apothecary with a range of superlative products for the skin, hair, and body, opened its sixth brick-and-mortar in Los Angeles at Culver City’s Platform. Unique to this location is that it is the company’s only location with a one-of-a-kind spa-services treatment room. Aesop is highly regarded both for the quality of their products and for their incredibly designed boutiques worldwide. From haircare products to body creams, fragrances and skincare, Aesop is known for their top-notch products, as well as excellent packaging.

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(credit: Katie Gibbs)


Tom Dixon x Curve Shop LA
8850 Washington Blvd. #101
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 237-5422

British home decor and lighting designer extraordinaire Tom Dixon, and women’s fashion retailer of the highly influential multi-brand Curve, Nevena Borissova, have opened their first joint venture concept store at Culver City’s Platform. The Tom Dixon x Curve Shop LA is a 7,000 square-foot space, marking the first and the biggest Tom Dixon store in the U.S., and promises to bridge the gap between home, lifestyle and fashion. Tom Dixon’s signature lighting and home décor products are available alongside of limited styles from Rodarte, Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester and many others.

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(credit: Surfas Culinary District)


Surfas Culinary District
8777 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 559-4770
www.surfasonline.com

Surfas Culinary District is a restaurant supply warehouse, gourmet grocer, café, test kitchen and cheese counter with locations in Culver City and Costa Mesa. Considered to be the ultimate source for fine imported and domestic food products, ingredients and culinary items, Surfas is the go-to place for serious food enthusiasts and professional chefs. The test kitchen at Surfas Culinary District, which has programs and workshops for all levels of cooks and all types of cuisines, is a hub of culinary education and fun for the food scene in the Los Angeles and Culver City areas.

Article by Jarone Ashkenazi is a freelance writer who covers: restaurants, bars, dating, relationships, sports and other lifestyle topics. More of his work can be viewed at http://www.jaroneashkenazi.com. Connect with him on Twitter: @JaroneAsh.

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